There was a time when Brock Osweiler wanted to seek out Aaron Rodgers to pick his brain about how he waited so patiently for his shot while serving an extended apprenticeship under Brett Favre.
Julius Thomas missed the Denver Broncos’ annual summer scrimmage with a bruised thigh, so Jacob Tamme stepped up and played the starring role alongside Peyton Manning.
The Denver Broncos cut tight end Joel Dreessen the day before training camp, but that doesn’t mean his former teammates have forgotten about him.
Peyton Manning flew to New York this spring to pay his respects to Derek Jeter and David Letterman, two much-admired superstars in the middle of their long goodbyes.
Denver was walloped 40-10 by Seattle in the preseason with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling.
Broncos third-year tight end Julius Thomas began the season with more NCAA tournament trips (two) on his resume than catches in the NFL (one).
Perhaps in an attempt to confuse the Patriots defense the Broncos offense on Sunday afternoon put some players in unexpected roles.
A year ago, Denver roared into the playoffs riding an 11-game winning streak and promptly lost for the first time in 98 days. So much for momentum. This year, the Broncos are again 13-3 and the AFC’s top seed, two home wins away from the Super Bowl.
Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme played a key role in the offense last year, but at the start of the season this year he played primarily on special teams. He’s now back in the rotation.
With Peyton Manning on the verge of breaking Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record, Houston interim coach Wade Phillips calls this “just the best year ever of any quarterback.”